I LOVE Kindergarten! I spent three years as a kindergarten teacher, and absolutely loved going to school every day. I’ve heard lots of people write kindergarten off saying things like, “Its just kindergarten.” But, gone are the days of a kindergarten day filled with nothing but finger painting, toys, and songs. Today’s kindergartners are embarking on a serious (and super exciting!) learning adventure! Kindergarten is the place where most children learn to READ, WRITE, and gain a basic understanding of MATH! They observe, explore, and study the world around them. They make new friends, and discover they can learn and act independently. It’s a magical yet supremely important time in a child’s life.


My little man started kindergarten today, and in honor of Henry beginning his 17 year educational journey, I wanted to share a list of some of my favorite books all about kindergarten!! At the start of each new school year, I kept MANY of these titles on the seasonal bookshelf in my classroom library. My class and I enjoyed reading these together, and now my own children love many of these books.


1. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

2. The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wingnightbefore

3. First Day, Hooray! by Nancy Poydar

4. Tiptoe into Kindergarten by Jacqueline Rogers

5. Grover Goes to School by Dan Elliott

6. Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten by Toni Buzzeo

7. Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee

8. I Love School by Philemon Sturges

9.Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis

10. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson

11. Countdown to the First Day of School by AnnMarie Harris

12. Tom Goes to Kindergarten by Margaret Wild

13. Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell

14. Off to Kindergarten by Tony Johnston

15. When You Go To Kindergarten by James Howe

16. Starting School by Franzeska Ewart


Other FABULOUS Kindergartenish Reads =)

17. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

18. Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes by James Dean

19. Curious George’s First Day of School by H.A. Rey

20. Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

21. Hunter’s Best Friend at School by Laura Malone Elliott

22. Tucker’s Best School Day by Susan Winget

23. Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London

24. The Berenstain Bears Go To School by Stan Berenstain

25. I Am Absolutely Too Small for School by Lauren Child